There were 3,420 exhibitors at the show wherein Germany alone had 1,346 and 2,074 from 57 other countries worldwide.They presented their latest products and innovations in construction and mining machinery on a record exhibition space of 570,000 square meters and achieved great success.
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München said, "Our exhibitors were delighted with the visitors quality here and with the international spread represented among them. Good business has been done here. With over 200,000 visitors from outside Germany, the number of international attendees was higher than ever before. The response this year has simply been outstanding."
The 'Top Ten' countries of origin among the visitors were: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Russian Federation, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden, and Poland. Indonesia, bauma's partner country this year, was also strongly represented, with a high-ranking political delegation and around 800 visitors.
Ron DeFeo, Chairman and CEO of the Terex Corporation was impressed, "As the largest show in our industry, bauma represents a unique opportunity to meet multitude of customers worldwide." Stefan Heissler, Member of the Liebherr-International AG Board of Directors also confirmed "This has been an absolutely positive trade show for us. We welcomed visitors from all around the world at our booths and we signed up lots of new orders. In some product sections, we exceeded our expectations by a long way."
According to Mr. Ahbijeet Pai, Director, Puzzolana, "bauma has been a tremendous value for us. As usual, this year participation too was quite fruitful and gives us a great positioning as a global manufacturer. We hope that the show will continue to prove that it is the pinnacle of trade fairs by bringing visitors unsurpassed in quality from around the world. Here we get a unique opportunity to meet with a multitude of our customers. This year, we have received enquiries from 6 continents (developed, developing and under developed countries) and 25 + countries. We have showcased our strength to manufacture aggregate plants with capacity between 100 and 1200 TPH. The cone, jaw crusher, sander and dry classifiers were runaway success. Our JV for exports of screens to Europe was also showcased and new orders were received for the same. Besides these, there was a huge interest from potential distributors who had done a detailed study on our company, its journey and had shown keen interest to be associated with the group. Most importantly, the thing which stunned us most was the interest shown by many large manufacturers from the developed world to build alliances with us to grow jointly. Overall, we have taken very positive steps towards a growing global footprint for the Indian made Puzzolana product."
Overwhelmed with the response, Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO and Member of the Group Board of Directors, Ammann Gruppe, Switzerland stated, "For Ammann, bauma 2013 has been an out-and-out success. We were able to achieve all our goals. Our innovations and new developments in asphalt mixing plant, compaction machines and road pavers, and the larger stand we took this year, met with great interest from customers from all over the world. We were delighted about the above-average number of customer contacts and we are going back home strengthened by bauma, ready for our business for the next three years." Frank W. Reschke, Sales Director and Member of the Management Board of Masa GmbH, who was also very satisfied with the outcome said "We came here with high expectations, and all have exceeded. bauma is immensely important for us, there is no alternative and it is the Number One event by far."
According to Marjolaine Degrange, Communication Department, Haulotte Group, France, "The Haulotte Group has very good experience in working with bauma with regard to the traffic generated by the event, the number of quality customers that were collected, and the tremendous success that we enjoyed as a result of our participation in this event. We will keep supporting with great enthusiasm for bauma for years to come."
The dates for 31st edition of bauma which will take place from April 11 to 17, 2016 in Munich were also announced. Some of the important participants of this year are briefed here.
The India Forum
"In fact, after agriculture, it's the Mining and Construction Sectors which contribute highest to the economic activity. The government has projected an investment of $1 trillion in infrastructure during the 12th five year plan (FYP). As a percentage of GDP, the average spend on infrastructure stood at 7.22% during the 11 FYP while the 12th FYP projects it at 9.5%. The recovery process of the Indian economy, which began after the financial crisis of 2008, as reflected in the performance during the financial year (FY) 2011-13 has taken a pause in 2013 perhaps owing to the global uncertainties and the domestic policy. However, the huge demand for infrastructural development and accelerated savings and investment rates will revitalize the economy and give new shape to growth aspirations. With India's objective of achieving higher economic development through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), the opportunities are immense for private investors. It's against this background that the India Forum is being held today at Bauma Germany, which is perhaps the largest and the most impressive industrial gathering in the world," he elucidated.
These contentions were buttressed by Mr. Glenville De Silva, President – iCEMA, who conceded that India is still building and trying to match its global peers thereby opening up tremendous avenues for CE makers. "India is a huge market always welcoming foreign entrants with open arms. The impact of the global recessionary crisis has not been so acute on India because we have a well developed financial system. During the 11th FYP, the government planned an investment of $500 billion on infrastructure and now it has just doubled in the 12th FYP.
And what's remarkable is that 60% of this projected investment is being directed towards infrastructure, power, roads, railways and airports. Needless to say, the demand for CE continues to grow. The CAGR for CE was 18% during the last FYP and it's expected to shoot upto 24% in the current FYP," he observed.
Although Mr. De Silva acknowledged some blips in the country's economic condition, he informed that the government has already started plugging the loopholes. "At the policy front, many reforms have been initiated, committees have been formed and a lot of projects have been given clearances. Moreover, 3,000 km of road projects have been awarded during the latest Union Budget. With these corrective measures, the GDP will grow to 6%. Rating agencies across the world have asserted that the worst is over for the Indian economy."
Wooing the European equipment makers in a rather subtle manner, he quipped that India is a market for the long-term. "India is a very different market, very competitive, and people want value for money proposition. You might have tasted success globally, but, most of the times, your global business practices might not work in India. You must adapt to the Indian market in order to succeed."
JCB 427 and 437 wheel loaders offer customers increased efficiency, lower emissions and improved operator comfort. They are powered by the Cummins QSB 6.7 litre engine and feature a progressive clutch cut-off feature plus optional five-speed transmission, and automatic differential locking axles. The key product improvements include compliance with Stage 3B / Tier 4 interim emissions with no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or exhaust after treatment additives, 9.4% increase in torque on the 427 (now 801Nm) due to increased response at low engine speeds provided by the variable geometry turbocharger, smart engine efficiency features including low idle setting (700 rpm), power and economy modes, optional idle shutdown, up to 100% traction with new automatic differential locking axles, up to 16% improvement in fuel consumption with optional new 5 speed transmission and lock up converter, and dramatically lower in cab noise levels, now 68 db (A)and revised styling including cab refresh with full colour LCD screen, rear chassis, bodywork, and counterweight.
JCB presented its Ecomax engines which meet the rigorous emissions standards Stage IIB and Tier 4 Interim, without the need for diesel particle filters or emissions after-treatment. Instead JCB is using a new engine technology (patent-pending) which enables particularly clean and efficient combustion. Also the environmental benefit from lower emissions, this new development gives customers improved torque across the whole range of speeds, which according to the manufacturer significantly reduces fuel consumption. JCB is fitting the Ecomax engines to excavators, loaders(backhoe /wheel /telescope /telescopic - wheel / compact), telescopic handlers, and rough terrain forklifts.
The company called its Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines as a "one-can" solution.
The latest incarnation of the original E7 mobile scalper demonstrates the value of customer feedback and experience, as the new model contains a "wish list" of features and benefits that far exceed traditional expectations of durability and technical excellence. Customer requirements which have been met with the new model include enormous increase in stockpiling capacity, wider oversize conveyor to handle larger material, heavy duty apron feeder with increased feed hopper size, aggressive screen box action to maximize enhanced product handling and delivery capability and user friendly color-coded control panel with sequential start for ease of operation.
Also showcased for the first time on the international stage was a new QI440 Impactor which further enhanced Sandvik's extensive crusher portfolio. This new model will offer customers unparalleled flexibility in primary and secondary applications, undoubtedly proving to be the perfect solution for large scale operators. QI440 possess many customer benefits such as large feed hopper with highly efficient pre-screening, underpan feeder to reduce any spillage issues and protect the main product conveyor from high velocity material from the rotor, excellent reduction ratio with impressive rates of production, user friendly PLC control system and color screen for ease of operation and low wear, easy maintenance and a low cost per ton.
The versatility of the equipment is ensured by a comprehensive range of optional extras that allows the right crusher to precisely match the demands of the customer's specific application. These include an optional double deck hanging screen with recirculation system, which will allow the crusher to produce accurately sized products for immediate use at source.
The two new additions to the range have been designed with mobility, productivity, transportability and user friendliness at their core, but with a level of customer involvement unprecedented within the industry. Both units are fitted with radio remote control as standard, and are fully compliant with the latest machinery directives.
Ammann and Apollo India
Speaking on the Apollo's strength and market share Mr Patel said "Apollo is leading the Indian market for the last 40 years in asphalt mixing plants, compacting machines and asphalt pavers and has over 70% market share. It has three manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, 500 employees and nationwide strong sales and after sales network. Moreover, the group also has strong foothold in Africa and South East Asian markets where it is exporting its products for many years."
Commenting on this strategic partnership Mr. Schneider said, "The JV with Apollo is a perfect match and is a part of Ammann's global growth strategy. We choose Apollo because they fit into our all criteria and both organizations have similar outlooks, personalities, values and product lines. Our main motive of partnership with Apollo is to advance the group's market position in the field of asphalt mixing plants, asphalt pavers and compacting machines in India and the adjacent regions. Apollo has a broad network of sales and service branches in India, and the company's products ideally supplement the Ammann range in the global markets."
He further said "India has good growth prospect for the next two decades due to thrust given on infrastructure development activities in the country and to build world-class infrastructure it needs European technologies and expertise. We, a family oriented company, do lot of R&D and currently, we have eight manufacturing facilities in China, Brazil, Czechoslovakia and Europe, and around 100 agencies worldwide. Ammann with Apollo can be a big partner in nation building."
Talking about the benefits of this JV Mr Patel said, "This is going to benefit contractors in a big way as we will bring world-class technology at reasonable price by manufacturing the products locally. Once all the officially required permits have been obtained from the authorities, the joint venture will operate on the market under the name "Ammann Apollo India Private Limited". Consequently, the joint venture will remain responsible for product sales in market region India, whilst the Ammann Group will now market the Apollo products worldwide. This partnership with Apollo hence serves to significantly strengthen the market position of Ammann in India and all over the world."
During bauma, Ammann also displayed its extensive product sportfolio with many new developments in the area of compaction machines, asphalt pavers and mixing plants. The focus lies on the market launch of the Euro3B (Tier4) motorised compaction machines in the field of heavy ride-on rollers, as well as completely new mixing plant concepts for high proportions of reclaimed asphalt or highly mobile applications.
MARINI exhibited its eTOWER 2500 and containerized emulsion production plant. This new version of the TOP TOWER is not just economical but it is also adaptable over time. The eTOWER range concerns low to medium rates (up to 200 tph), but has all the advantages of the TOP TOWER range. All of the kits are adjustable, supplied initially or at a later date.
The FAYAT group's maintenance equipment was showcased under the BREINING-SECMAIR brand where three new models UBV4, NOVASEALER and SWIFT were introduced. Making its first appearance on the international stage, the multifunction sprayer UBV4 is a versatile tool perfect for small work sites that require tack and prime coats as well as water and diesel supply for example. This machine is mainly intended for the Germanic and Eastern Europe markets where this type of multifunctional tool is in high demand.
PTC, at the show, has completed its range of free hanging vibrodrivers with a range of piling rigs. The 20RHFV exhibited at bauma is one of the four vibrodrivers making up this new range (the other three models are: 16RHFV, 16RHFVS and 24RHFV).
The advantages of the piling rig solution compared with a traditional free hanging solution include higher productivity (centralised control station, reduced handling, driving power), positioning and alignment of profiles due to the adjustable mast, eliminating the need for the guide and last but not the least compactness: takes up less space (no crane boom). This new vertical vibrodrivers range RHFV is extremely narrow and perfectly fitted for urban areas. Its variable moment technology allows controlling the vibration amplitude, therefore reducing the environmental impact.
One of the seven new models displayed was the MLC 165, a new 165 t capacity Manitowoc crawler crane that made its international debut at bauma 2013. The mobile and easy-to-assemble crane replaces two cranes in the product range, the Manitowoc 777 and Manitowoc 555. Because of its modular design, ease of transport and variety of configurations, the crane is likely to attract strong interest from contractors who can use the crane for pile-driving, clamshell, grapple work and a host of other duties, including general lifting.
Manitowoc's Potain brand introduced the 270 LVF 100 hoist for large top-slewing tower cranes. This is the most powerful frequency-controlled hoist ever built by Potain. The winch's intelligent design allows it to function off different power supplies, while a number of features keep it operating on even the most demanding construction sites.
The 201 kW (270 hp) winch was installed at ground level on the counter jib of a new MD 610 tower crane. The crane is designed for maximum lift capacity and durability, yet its design uses the same assembly method as other tie-bar Potain cranes, making transportation and assembly simple. It is available in two versions with either a 25 t or 40 t maximum capacity.
Completing the Potain cranes on display was the new Igo M 14 with class-leading lifting height, the Igo 36 and the Igo T 85 A from the self-erecting range, and the MDT 248 from the topless series. The MDT 248 is the latest crane from the topless line and made its first appearance at an international trade show.
Manitowoc's Grove brand presented several new cranes. The GMK6400 all-terrain crane has a 400 t capacity, a self-rigging Mega Wing Lift attachment and a Mega drive travel system. The crane has been nominated for an innovation award from the European Association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA).
The new GMK3060 is an updated version of the popular GMK3055 all terrain crane. The crane features the new Manitowoc Crane Control System. Also on the Manitowoc booth with the Manitowoc CCS was the new RT550E rough-terrain crane.
On display was also the new RT770E which has a 65 t capacity and a huge 42 m boom. This gives customers extremely long reach and a five-section boom without having to upgrade to the bigger 70 t to 80 t class, where cranes are heavier and take up more space on the job site.
Rounding out the Grove offering on the booth was a new YardBoss industrial crane, the Grove YB5520. This 18 t industrial crane is the first to be fully CE-certified in line with the latest European EN 13000 regulations.
Manitowoc Crane Care, the customer support division of Manitowoc, presented information on its comprehensive range of services including OEM parts, service support, technical documentation and professional training. Manitowoc Crane Care also formally launched its partner program for EnCORE, its rebuild and refurbishment operation, in the EMEA region. Under the program, Manitowoc dealers can now qualify to carry out Manitowoc-approved repair and refurbishment work on cranes, making it faster and more cost effective for owners.
The JLG PS family of telehandlers is designed to meet a wide variety of jobsite requirements. JLG Models 3706 and 3707 have a maximum capacity of 3.7 tons with either 6.1m or 7.3m maximum lift height. The two larger models, the 4014 and 4017 are equipped with stabilizers and have a lift capacity of 4.0 tons and a maximum lift height of 14m and 17.3m, respectively. The PS Series offers multiple powertrain options to satisfy a variety of application requirements.
In addition, two models have been added to the JLG range of compact crawler boom lifts. Main features for the X17J Plus and the X20J Plus include 17m and 20m respectively of working height, responsive movement and control of lift and lower functions of the boom and an improved outreach.
The new JLG Toucan 12E and the 12E+ are the latest addition to the electric-driven range of JLG vertical mast lifts known as the Toucan series, delivering performance, efficiency and durability.
Other models exhibited include: the 1500SJ, a telescopic boom lift with a working height of nearly 48 m, ES Scissors, an M-Series LE Scissor, a 1230ES and one of the first JLG combustion driven boom lifts; model 27-32, manufactured in 1975 and many more innovations.
The much anticipated Terex® TLB890 backhoe loader gets a starring role among more than 20 Terex Construction machines on the company's stand. Distinguished by its curved boom design, the TLB890 features a high pressure (250 bar) hydraulic system providing high tear out forces and fast cycle times. The curved boom design enables trucks to be positioned closer to the machine for short loading cycles.
The other star of attraction at the Terex stand was the revolutionary new Genie® SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boom lift introduced there, breaking through all industry records at 54.9m (180 ft). The largest of its kind in the market, the boom lift is suited for applications in the oil and gas industries, commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance.
The other Genie® branded products were displayed at the show include new and innovative products, such as Genie® rotating rough-terrain telehandlers, new machines designed to meet Tier IVi /Stage IIIB standards and more. For zero-emissions operation, Terex AWP exhibited two new electric scissors, the Genie® GS™-4047 and GS™-3369DC.
Terex Cranes division announced the launch of the Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane. As the successor to the Terex® CC 2800-1, it has big shoes to fill. When the CC 2800-1 was launched, it established a new benchmark in the crane industry, and became the reference in its class. An entirely new crane, every single aspect of the Superlift 3800 has been improved in relation to its predecessor: From performance to safety features and from transportation to efficiency and speed of erection.
Besides these, Terex® Finlay business division, launch NEW I-100 impact crusher that direct drive ø860mm x 860mm (Ø34" x 34") horizontal impact crusher with variable speed gives operators unprecedented levels of production in both recycling and quarrying applications. The robust and proven Terex chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and high consistency of product shape. The Terex® Finlay I-100 features an advanced electronic control system that monitors and controls the speed of the rotor and regulates the heavy duty vibrating feeder (VGF) with integrated pre-screen to maintain a consistent feed of material into the impact chamber for optimal crushing conditions.
Powerscreen, one of the worlds's leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment launches the new Warrior 1400X screen. The 1400X has been designed with economy in mind, with reduced engine running speed and enhanced hydraulics, the 1400X offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 15% in comparison to its predecessor. This can translate into a substantial financial saving for customers over the lifetime of the machine. Improved versatility and design specifications are other key achievements of the Warrior 1400X, with the screening angle range widening of 13°-19°. Standard stockpiling capacity on all conveyors has increased by up to 25%. With the chassis riser option and the telescopic side conveyor option, the fines and mid-grade stockpiling capacity is increased to more than double that of a standard Warrior 1400.
In addition to these, several more products that were displayed at the show including the new Terex Explorer 5800 all-terrain crane, which can be configured to meet any axle load configuration — from under 9,1 t (9.9 US tons) to 16,5 t (18.2 US tons) per axle — for operation in every market in the world.
HAULOTTE also presented the new rough-terrain scissor lift compact range Compact10 DX and Compact12 DX, suitable for a variety of applications such as external building maintenance, electrical, plumbing and painting. This range is highly manoeuvrable and compact: featuring a new Kubota engine, complying with the new Tier IV standard, this range has excellent rough-terrain capability with 4-wheel drive, a ground clearance of 27cm and a hydraulic differential lock that can climb steep slopes enabling them to work efficiently on rough-terrain. A new outrigger design gives added strength and there is now one switch to retract and deploy the 4 outriggers at the same time.
Besides these, the company also presented its most recent addition to the electric scissor lift range, the Compact 14 with working heights from 6 to 14m; its STAR 10 vertical mast which is ideal to meet the specific needs of customers in retail, logistics and industrial warehouses; and the newly introduced Electric articulating booms HA12 CJ+ which allow rotation within the footprint of the machine. Due to its 3D "flying" jib (horizontally rotating jib +90/-90°), the machine offers an even better maneuverability, thus reaching the most difficult working areas due to its ability to snake around pillars & between pipes.
In addition, HAULOTTE TOP LIFT (HTL) telehandlers HTL 4017 and HTL 3510 were also displayed with a wide range of innovations in terms of compactness, user safety, reliability, comfort, ease of use and sturdiness.
Haulotte has also presented its Easy Spare Parts (ESP) website which is Group's tool that customer can use to consult technical documentation and to order spare parts online. To improve the quality of service for its customers and to make the tool even easier to use, Haulotte Services is updating ESP which is easy to use, save even more time and better manage accounts.
The total equipment solution on offer from Case doesn't stop with the machinery however. As part of the Fiat Industrial group of companies, the stand includes a complete technological offering, with a dedicated display of market-leading FPT Industrial engine technology. Fiat Industrial sister company Iveco Astra also provided its latest articulated dump truck for the show. The stand also featured a Case IH Magnum 370 CVX tractor, a machine that is increasingly being used in construction as well as the agricultural market. The world's most powerful standard tractor, with 419hp and 1,807Nm of torque, the Magnum uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
In a world exclusive, Case introduced the M1650, the first in a new three-model range of M Series dozers with operating weights of 13-20 tonnes, each delivering best-in-class drawbar pull, reduced exhaust and noise emissions and advanced automated control systems for increased productivity. Powered by fuel-efficient Tier 4 Interim FPT Industrial engines, using proven Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to achieve lower emissions with improved fuel consumption, the dozers boast a 9-16% increase in power, yet deliver a 10.5% fuel saving, along with a 19% increase in productive efficiency.
The Case 621F wheeled loader made its first appearance at bauma. Driving through a proven ZF auto Powershift transmission and heavy duty axles, the 621F is equipped with a 100% locking front differential for maximum traction and reduced tyre wear. As with larger F Series models, the 621F has a cooling pack directly behind the operator's cab, moving the engine to the rear of the machine to reduce counterweight. Cooling radiators form a cube behind the cab around the cooling fan, ensuring that clean air is blown through each radiator. This increased cooling efficiency results in longer coolant life and reduced ownership costs for the customer.
Visitors got the first chance to see two wheeled excavators of the latest 8 WX Series from Case. The Series benefits from a three-pump hydraulic system, delivering increased performance and control. Case Intelligent Swing (CIS) allows the operator to adjust the upper structure slew speed to suit the application. The new dedicated Case leveling mode (CLM) maximizes speed, ease and precision in leveling operations. The 8 WX Series wheeled excavators also have a revised engine speed and working mode selection dial to provide a single point of contact for the operator when setting the machine to work.
As a leader in emissions control, Case launched two Tier 4 Final midi excavators. The short radius CX75C SR and the conventional CX80C MSR use high pressure common rail fuel injection, cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) to meet the stringent emissions standards in Tier4 regulated countries. Case midi excavators are also available with dedicated, fuel-efficient engine configurations for specific markets not complying with Tier 4 standards.
The new M Series dozers, 8 WX Series and the new Case 621F are available in fuel efficient, emission-compliant engine configurations provided by FPT Industrial for the CIS, Asia Pacific and Chinese markets.
LiuGong unveiled its new 945E excavator and 375B skid steer at the show and present rollers, motor graders, wheel loaders, forklifts, and skid steer loaders. Each machine features LiuGong's signature – incredibly durable and streamlined machines that are high on productivity, low on fuel consumption, and an all-around great value.
The company demonstrated its mastery of excavators by showing 7 machines that exemplify the product range. The machines start with the nimble 4,000 kg 904D, useful for repair jobs in tight construction spaces, then graduate up to the new 945E that can handle the big digs. In all, LiuGong showed the 904D IIIA, 906D IIIA, 915D IIIA, 922E IIIB, 925E IIIB, 930E II, 945E II excavators; the 835 III, 842 IV, 862 II and the 888 III wheel loaders; the 611H IIIA, 6024 IIIB, 6026 IIIB, 6028 IIIB rollers; the 418 IV motor grader; the 328, 375B and 385B skid steer; and the 2025H, 2025H (LPG) and 2015A forklifts.
On the other hand, Dressta displayed its model 9.50M side shift backhoe, an SB-60 pipe layer and four bulldozers; models TD-10R, TD-14M, TD-25M and TD-40E. From the easily transportable 9,760 kg TD-10R machine to the massive 67,700 kg TD-40E, visitors gained an appreciation for Dressta's respected bulldozer technology. LiuGong acquired the Poland-based Dressta in early 2012, and since has invested in expansions to its manufacturing facility there.
LiuGong's growth in Europe is formidable. In early 2012, the company doubled the size of its subsidiary office and a parts depot in the Netherlands, and LiuGong Machinery Europe has established several new dealerships in the past 12 months.
With their advanced solutions, the strong Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann brands once again set the pace in the industry. Tailored closely to needs in the field, the new Wirtgen Group machines offer customers added value that greatly facilitates their everyday work at the construction site, mine or quarry.
With six world premieres, Wirtgen rang in a new era in roadway construction. Be it new construction or rehabilitation, road building companies are ideally equipped to meet any challenge with the two, new-generation cold recyclers and soil stabilizers as well as slipform pavers.
The new "dash3" generation from Vögele features maximum process reliability, lower fuel consumption, greater ease of operation. Eleven world premieres among the road pavers and extending screeds were seen live at bauma. In addition, with world premieres in the H, HD+ and HD CompactLine product families, Hamm rounds out its range of high-quality vibratory compactors and tandem rollers. The new MOBICAT EVO line of mobile jaw crushers sets new standards in the contractor market. The three world premieres from Kleemann boast high efficiency and versatility.
In line with its theme "Innovative Solutions for Road and Mineral Technologies" –the Wirtgen Group showed not only world premieres, but also an impressive cross-section of its full-service portfolio. From application consulting/training and financial solutions to customer service, visitors learnt here how the Wirtgen Group lives up to its pledge "close to its customers" every day.
Linden Comansa America proudly announced during bauma that through their dealer Heede Southeast Inc. they have sold the largest flat-top tower crane in North America. The 30 LC 1450 48t was sold to the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority, in Kentucky. The new 30 LC 1450 will replace the Riverport's Swedish Linden 8000, which was the first flat-top tower crane in the United States back in 1970s.
During the show, the company has launched the new LR 1250 crawler crane with outstanding lift capacities (250 t / 275 US t) and very compact dimensions (3 m transport width). Due to their high level of mobility and excellent performance characteristics, possible applications range from common lifting and assembly tasks to clamshell applications. The Liebherr crawler cranes distinguish themselves with superior lift capacities in most configurations, flexible configuration arrangements, quick and easy assembly, practical and cost-effective transportation, state-of-the-art electronic system (based on CANBUS technology), online calculation of low charts, optimum safety due to redundant safety systems and highest quality as a result of the influence of proven technology acquired from the crawler crane series.
Liebherr group has also displayed several innovative products such as crawler cranes LR 11000 & LR 1300, the mobile cranes LTM 1300-6.2 and LTM 1060-3.1, hybrid duty cycle crawler crane HS 8300 HD, two compact Loader models, the L 506 C and L 508 C, articulated dump trucks TA 240, Mobilmix 2.5 concrete mixing plant, a container-based mobile mixing plant, rotary drilling rig LB 44 and many more.
Joachim Strobel, Managing Director Sales at Liebherr-EMtec GmbH and Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH in Kirchdorf (Germany) said, "In the area of earthmoving technology, the success at bauma has been exceptionally good. Before the trade fair started, it was not clear what kind of investment mood the customers would be in. After the first few days here in Munich, however, we can report numerous sales successes. Demand was particularly high from Western and Eastern European markets, such as Germany, Russia, France, the Netherlands or Switzerland as well as North America and Africa. Furthermore, our material handling equipment is also in high demand which is apparent by a large number of business transactions. At the show, we displayed many world premiers from both areas – i.e. earthmoving technology and material handling equipment."
According to Dominique Tasch, Managing Director of Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH, Biberach (Germany), with responsibility for global sales of tower cranes, "The bauma trade fair has so far been a great success. It has even surpassed our expectations. During the first few days of the trade fair, we were able to sell about 100 tower cranes from all model series. There was high demand, for example, from Western Europe, India, South and North America and Australia. During the talks that we held here at the trade show stand, it became obvious that our products meet the expectations of our customers in absolutely every way. Our Bauma highlights have attracted great interest. Examples of this are the 1000 EC-B for erecting wind energy systems and for use in power stations and plant construction and engineering or the 1000 EC-H. This is our largest EC-H standard crane. It can be deployed at dam and bridge sites, in industrial plant construction areas or in dockyards."
Christoph Kleiner, Managing Director of Liebherr-WerkEhingen GmbH, Ehingen (Germany), with responsibility for global sales of Liebherr mobile cranes commented, "At the bauma trade fair, we have made a better start in the area of mobile cranes than practically ever before. In just three days, we had already sold 55 cranes. Customers from North America, Great Britain and Russia formed the main body of interest. There was also interest in our new products at the trade fair, such as the new 1,000-tonne crawler crane LR 11000 or the mobile cranes LTM 1300-6.2 and LTM 1060-3.1."
Mark Figel, Managing Director of Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH, Bad Schussenried (Germany), with responsibility for global sales of Liebherr's concrete technology division stated, "The trade show has so far been a great success for Liebherr in the area of concrete technology and has even exceeded our expectations. We have been able to complete many business transactions. A great amount of interest was shown, for example, in our Mobilmix 2.5 concrete mixing plant, a container-based mobile mixing plant that we are presenting for the first time at a trade fair. Further successes at the trade show were also recorded in the new area of concrete pumps."
Gerhard Frainer, Managing Director of Liebherr-WerkNenzing GmbH, Nenzing (Austria), with responsibility for global sales of special deep foundation equipment as well as crawler cranes with an operating weight under 300 tonnes said, "For us, the Bauma has so far been very positive. We set-out with high expectations and these expectations have also been met. We have already been able to complete some important transactions. Particular interest was shown in both of our trade show highlights: The rotary drilling rig LB 44 proved to be exceptionally popular among customers. In addition to an already existing order, a second and third were sold to customers in Azerbaijan, one of them as a package with an additional piling rig LRH 100.
At bauma, the company launched the Cat® 336E H hybrid excavator, a revolutionary model which uses a new hydraulic technology and delivers uncompromised performance and also the 988K wheel loader that meets the stringent European Union (EU) Stage IV/United States (U.S.) EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards and offers up to 20% greater fuel efficiency compared to the previous model.
With a focus on technology to deliver leading productivity, fuel economy and sustainability, Caterpillar showcased the Cat 966K XE wheel loader, equipped with an advanced powertrain system; the Cat D7E electric drive track-type tractor; four mini excavators Cat 302.2D, 302.4D, compact radius 301.7D and 308E2; the 444F equal size tyre (EST) backhoe loader and the D6K2 track-type tractor besides recently introduced 318E hydraulic excavator and M313D wheel excavator, the 120M2 AWD motor grader as well as the 91-tonne capacity 777G off-highway truck.
Optimally matched with the 777G truck, the 6020B hydraulic shovel is a brand new, "clean-sheet" design that made its market debut at bauma. With a 220-tonne operating weight and a 20-tonne payload, the 6020B is the largest Cat machine on display. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the 6020B features a new, state-of-the-art cab design with class-leading visibility, modular construction with walk-through power module for superior serviceability, and a single-engine configuration for superior efficiency.
The broad range of machines displayed includes a full representation of Cat paving products and the introduction of three new models: the AP300D paver and two utility compactors: the CB24B and CB34B XW.
In addition to these, the key industry support services provided by Caterpillar and Cat dealers that were presented there include Product Link™ and Vision Link™, Cat Grade Control, a two-dimensional factory installed and calibrated machine control and guidance system, Cat Certified Used (CCU) equipment that help customers lower costs and improve financial returns and also Cat Financing and insurance services.
Caterpillar industrial featured a full range of EU Stage IV/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engines. On display were C2.2 and C7.1 ACERT™ engines, in addition to a C4.4 ACERT and C13 ACERT power unit.
The new DL –series interested the bauma visitors a lot. Numerous new contacts were collected and of course new sales were made. The new ALLU DL –series screening buckets are suitable for 4 - 12 t excavators and 2 - 8 t loaders. The core of the new units is the brand new top screen design that ensures excellent capacity even with wet materials. The top screen combs are cleaned efficiently with screening blades that spin between the combs so that the construction is clog-free.
One of the big interests for the stabilization field was the 3D Positioning System. The ALLU 3D Positioning System consists of 4 modules: computer unit with software, touch screen, base station and gps-antennas utilizing gps -signals.
The 3D Positioning System eases the mixing work done with the ALLU PMX mixer, ensures homogenous mixing results and ensures accurate binder feeding on each cell/block. Also part of the system is the advanced ALLU program for reporting. The system reports data from each block and cell processed. This data is easy to collect from the computer unit with memory stick for after use. The new ALLU 3D Positioning System is an accessory and it can be mounted on every ALLU Stabilization System, new or old.
Sany SRC885 is the 85 US-ton rough terrain cranes which can reach of up to 209.7 feet through a five-section full-power boom. Its other features include 148' full power main boom, 31'-53' bi-fold Swingaway, 3 outrigger extension positions, hydraulic joysticks, main & auxiliary hoists and Sany designed LMI. In addition, the 275 hp Cummins Tier 4i engine is integrated with the hydraulic system to deliver precise control and multi-function load sharing.
The company also exhibited a number of equipment models of interest to SANY America customers, including three crawler cranes (SCC8100, SCC8200, SCC8300), five excavators (SY75C, SY135C, SY215C, SY235C and SY335C), and three port machines (two container reach stackers and one empty-container handler).
The instrument panel has warning indicators, cooling water temperature gauge, fuel gauge and a display of operating hours to allow the operator the check the machine status at a glance. Hyundai Heavy Industries paid particular attention to good soundproofing – the noise level for the operator inside the closed cab is only 82 dB(A), with only 94 dB(A) outside. Another important factor when developing the R25Z-9A was easy access for maintenance. All doors, flaps and hoods can be fully opened, all service points are located in the same area for effective daily checks.
This all-new mini excavator has been fitted with a long life plastic air filter for easier maintenance. The long service life of hydraulic filters (1,000 hours) and hydraulic oil (5,000 hours) reduce operating costs. Lubrication intervals have been increased from 50 to 250 operating hours thanks to the use of self-lubricating bushings. The R25Z-9A has a maximum excavation depth of 2,420 mm and its boom length of 4,480 mm makes it top of the range for this class of excavators. As with all Hyundai Heavy Industries mini excavators, the R25Z-9A has two driving speeds (2.5/4.5 km/h), so it can be used more slowly in a delicate work environment or be driven at higher speed to the work site.
The new excavator is 4,030 mm long, 2,500 mm high and 1,500 mm wide. It comes standard with 250 mm rubber tracks for particularly low ground pressure and with blade. It has a wide range of optional attachments for use in construction, excavation, and landscaping work.
Doka has long offered a strong line of slab formwork systems for every field of use. A new addition to the floor-formwork portfolio, Panel floor formwork Dokadek 30 can be seamlessly combined with Doka's flex and table systems – for getting the optimum match between equipment and task. Dokadek 30 is a beamless hand-set formwork system, designed as a lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and rugged Xlife sheets. This panel floor formwork system stands out for safety, ease of handling and high speed, not only during set-up but also during dismantling. Infill zones are often ‘tricky' to form, but Dokadek 30 lets users form these areas within the system too, quickly and safely.
The newly developed gapless Framed enclosure Xbright for the Protection screen Xclimb 60 makes for safe working conditions on the site, shielding the crew in the top levels of the rising structure from the wind and the weather. The self-climbing system is simple to adapt to varying layouts and inclinations, enabling it to be used even on complex highrise projects.
Another system debut at bauma is SKE100 plus, the refined and optimised result of 15 years' project experience with Automatic climbing formwork SKE100. This crane-independent formwork system is a byword for fast cycle times and great versatility: its modular design concept makes it possible to craft individualised, cost-effective and safe solutions for any type of structure. This more advanced version adds or optimises a number of important details. SKE100 plus is available in three practical standard versions: with travelling units, with rising working platforms, or with a mast system. The latter is a new development specially for shafts and structures being built on confined, cramped sites.
The new Tunnel system DokaCC – the name stands for ‘Cut&Cover' – is the first system to be specifically designed and optimized for cut-and-cover tunnel construction. Different types of traffic tunnel, such as rail or road tunnels, can be built quickly, efficiently and safely using DokaCC. The system provides a high degree of safety against base failure. Safe shoring is possible whenever needed, regardless of the type of foundation. Another benefit of this variable tunnel formwork system is that it is geometry-independent and can be adapted to even the most challenging shapes and routes of tunnel.
The PremiumLine range extends from the BG 12 up to the BG 50. It enables all rotary drilling techniques to be implemented, including kelly drilling with and without a casing oscillator, the classic CFA (continuous flight auger) system and CCFA (cased continuous flight auger) drilling, as well as soil displacement pile drilling. The PremiumLine rigs can also be used without problem to carry out all kinds of ground improvement techniques, such as CSM (cutter soil mixing), single or multiple soil mixing, or deep vibration. They can also be fitted with BC trench cutters. This makes the rigs suitable as a platform for all commonly employed specialist foundation engineering techniques, and enables them to adapt to a wide variety of different soil types based on a broad range of tools.
All PremiumLine rigs can be fitted with a Tier IV engine conforming to the highest exhaust emission standards, though a standard Tier II or III engine is still available for all models intended to be used in markets where emissions are not regulated.
The main winches for the PremiumLine rigs feature high pulling forces and wide drums. A drilling and drawing assist function aids handling in "Single-pass" drilling operations. State-of-the-art electronic systems make the rigs easy to control and highly responsive. The new Bauer B-Tronic Generation 4.1 is an enhanced variant, featuring monitoring of the winch pull and hoisting speed, a torque indicator and error message display as well as a diagnostic assist. The BG PremiumLine models are also equipped as standard with the Bauer kelly visualization system, which provides operators with full assistance to ensure the kelly bar is operated optimally and with low wear. A tablet PC with built-in wireless functionality now likewise comes as standard in the new PremiumLine cab. Besides these, great attention was paid to ease of handling and to optimum health and safety assurance.
At bauma, Manitou displayed its newest material handling products that include renewed mid height range of telescopic trucks: MT 835 – MT 1135 – MT 1335; new rotative telescopic trucks "Privilège Plus": MRT 1850, MRT 2150, MRT 2540; new engine types for the "Easy" rotative telescopic trucks: MRT 1440 – MRT 1640 – MRT 1840; new all-terrain mast trucks: M30/M50 ; New Gehl/Mustang compact loader: 400V/4000V and also the new range of Manitou approved attachments.
The company also presented a wide range of attachments adapted to the requirements of its customers during the show including the concrete mixing bucket, high-pressure water cleaner, an air-operated kerb layer, a "mining specs" access platform besides TH51 tyre clamp, set of attachments for the safe handling of suspended loads and "fast extension platform."